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Noun clauses

  1. 1. "NOUN CLAUSES"
  2. 2. "NOUN CLAUSES" "A noun clause is a SENTENCE inside a SENTENCE. Most of the time, noun clauses are used to give a moredetailed description of the subject or object of a sentence."
  3. 3. NOUN =subject
  4. 4. NOUN =subject•I• The cat• Austra lia
  5. 5. NOUN =subject NOUN•I• The cat• Austra lia
  6. 6. NOUN =subject NOUN • Everyda•I y• The • Horrible cat • A big• Austra winner lia in the
  7. 7. NOUN =subject NOUN • Everyda•I y• The + • Horrible cat • A big• Austra winner lia in the
  8. 8. NOUN =subject NOUN • Everyda•I y• The + • Horrible cat • A big• Austra winner lia in the
  9. 9. NOUN =subject NOUN • Everyda•I y• The + • Horrible cat • A big• Austra winner lia in the
  10. 10. NOUN =subject NOUN • Everyda•I y• The + • Horrible cat • A big• Austra winner lia in the VERB =
  11. 11. NOUN =subject NOUN • Everyda•I y• The + • Horrible = cat • A big• Austra winner lia in the VERB =
  12. 12. NOUN =subject NOUN CLAUS • Everyda•I y• The + • Horrible = cat • A big• Austra winner lia in the VERB =
  13. 13. NOUN =subject NOUN CLAUS • Everyda•I • I work everyday y• The + • Horrible = • The cat is cat horrible • A big• Austra • Australia could winner lia in the VERB =
  14. 14. NOUN =subject NOUN CLAUS • Everyda•I • I work everyday y• The + • Horrible = • The cat is cat horrible • A big• Austra • Australia could winner lia in the It is important to ask yourself two main questions to classify a "Clause": VERB = - WHO did the action? - WHAT is the result of the action?
  15. 15. "Connecting NOUN CLAUSES"The subordinators (connectors) in noun clauses are called NOUNCLAUSES MARKERS. Here is a list of the noun clause markers:- that*- if, whether- Wh-words: how, what, when, where, which, who, whom,whose, why- Wh-ever words: however, whatever, whenever, wherever,whichever, whoever (informal) = whomever (formal)* NOTE: Except for that, noun clause markers cannot beomitted. Only that can be omitted, but it can be omittedonly if it is not the first word in a sentence:
  16. 16. SUBJECT Noun Clause- Noun clauses as subjects of verbs:That George learned how to swim is a miracle.Whether Fred can get a better job is not certain.What Mary said confused her parents.However you learn to spell is OK with me. Subject Noun Clause + verb + Object
  17. 17. DIRECT OBJECT Noun Clause- Noun clauses as direct objects of verbs:We didn’t know that Billy would jump.Can you tell me if Fred is here?I don’t know where he is.George eats whatever is on his plate. Subject + verb + Object Noun Clause
  18. 18. SUBJECT COMPLEMENT Noun Clause- Noun clauses as subject complement:The truth was that the moving company lost all your furniture.My question is whether you will sue the company for losses.The first place winner will be whoever swims the farthest in anhour. Subject + verb + Object Noun Clause
  19. 19. INDIRECT OBJECT Noun Clause- Noun clauses as indirect objects:The judge will give what you asked for during the hearing.The group has given that Cristobal needed for the NocheMexicana all the money.My parents gave that my brother wants his own car much thought. Subject + verb + indirect object noun clause + objectExamples of ditransitive verbs: pass, give read
  20. 20. OBJECT OF A PREPOSITION Noun Clause- Noun clauses as object of a preposition:Some people believe in whatever organized religion tells them.We have been waiting for whoever will pick us up from the party.My husband did not think about that I wanted some nice jewelry formy birthday. Subject + verb + preposition + object noun clause

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